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by Zelandeth
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:35 pm
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I've got a parcel on the way (the factors say it's business as usual for web orders so hopefully should be here soon) which contains: [] Full coolant hose set. Thanks to the expansion tank hose having been blocked for goodness only know how many years, the system has been over pressurising and at le...
by Zelandeth
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:32 pm
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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The bottle was left soaking overnight before getting thrown in the dishwasher on an intensive wash this morning. Hasn't cleaned up badly actually given there was about an inch of solid mud in the bottom of it originally. https://i.ibb.co/Fmq5C8n/IMG-20200327-175106.jpg Looks perfectly serviceable to...
by Zelandeth
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:47 pm
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Decided to take advantage of the sunshine this afternoon to try to get something done without me having to leave my property. Garage clear out is now on hold as we obviously can't get any rubbish cleared out to the tip. Today's target was the thoroughly blocked "atmospheric coolant catch tank" - ser...
by Zelandeth
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:30 pm
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Not really been much going on the last few days. Finally did get the opportunity to give the Jag a wash to get rid of most of the caked on salt and grime. https://i.ibb.co/yhrd7Xg/IMG-20200321-172956.jpg Still doesn't scrub up bad. Really do need to attack the wheels with some solvent cleaner to try...
by Zelandeth
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:37 pm
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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I can't help thinking things might get a little more congested when the XJ-S goes in there as well....... :D No hope in hell of it going in! It's at least 6" wider than the door! There's a project, double decker garage... Invacar light enough to be raised with pullies like some people do with bikes...
by Zelandeth
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:19 pm
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Yesterday evening I finally made a start on something that I've been meaning to do literally for months - trying to get the garage tidied into a vaguely user-friendly state. Lately getting into the garage to access the chest freezer at the back has required me to physically climb over the nearside r...
by Zelandeth
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:56 pm
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Pretty sure we've got a developing issue with either the alternator or the regulator on the Jag. While the light goes out as normal when the engine starts, it doesn't seem to properly start charging until the engine is brought up to around 3000rpm and held there for a couple of seconds. Then the sys...
by Zelandeth
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:35 am
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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There has been one area that the van has struggled a bit ever since I got it: Audio. Having upgraded the drivers in the cab they were just about passable - though the dash cutouts only allow for 10cm drivers so there's only so much that we can do there. In the back though we had bigger problems with...
by Zelandeth
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:40 pm
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Today thanks to a friend I had the opportunity and honour to have a shot of something really rather special. Not often you come across things which make the interior of the XJ-S seem Spartan and the seats seem conservatively padded! https://i.ibb.co/LxHMyCb/IMG-20200306-114731.jpg https://i.ibb.co/m...
by Zelandeth
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:17 am
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Was tipping it down again this afternoon yet again.

Is the windscreen still leaking?

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That will be a yes then.
by Zelandeth
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:17 pm
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Pretty sure it wouldn't after a couple of weeks! Still need to do something about the one sill (it's been sponged clean as far as I can manage so far) but the rest of the carpets were finally dry today and are now back in. https://i.ibb.co/Y8fVBVc/IMG-20200304-181027.jpg Really need to get some leat...
by Zelandeth
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:18 am
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Neil Chowney wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:48 pm
banana or vanilla?
Coffee and salted caramel.

Five Guys shakes are fantastic. The burgers are pretty damned good too.
by Zelandeth
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:57 pm
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Courtesy of an idiot in an Audi RS6 who decided that headlights are for loosers and that they're too important to give way to mere mortals on roundabouts I wound up with a bit of a cleanup operation to do. I wound up with most of the meal I had just picked up and two milkshakes on the floor. https:/...
by Zelandeth
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:03 am
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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This supposedly *IS* a HE car..though you do kinda have to wonder! Had a look at the temporary expansion bottle today after a decent run. About 3/4 full (and I put a bit of coolant in the bottom of it to help prevent air being drawn in as things cool anyway), so doesn't look like I need to worry abo...
by Zelandeth
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Definitely need to look at tweaking the idle speed up a bit...450rpm is a little on the low side...book says 750. https://i.ibb.co/hWNf96W/IMG-20200227-130836.jpg That might be a job for tomorrow. Today's task was to see if we could restore sanity to the reversing lights. A quick search on Google re...